In the 1970s, second-wave feminists began fighting for gender equality all over the country, including Colorado. As part of that current of change, Front Range Women in the Visual Arts, a grassroots collective, was founded in 1974 to study and promote the visibility of female artists through innovative exhibits, exchange programs and meetings.
Forty years later, the group is still a vital part of the art community, and is currently presenting more than sixty works by 24 artists in Transit of Venus: Four Decades of Front Range Women in the Visual Arts. The show opens today at RedLine, kicking off its yearlong She Crossed the Line series of exhibitions focused on female artists.
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“A lot of the time at RedLine we have these big national artists, but I’m excited to see women who have been active in Colorado for four decades and see the work they’re doing and see that we have something amazing going on locally,” says the gallery’s Audrey Potter. From ceramics to sculpture to installation, the show will display the work of artists including Barbara Baer, Sally Elliot and Barbara Takenaga.
Transit of Venus opens with a members’ reception from 6 to 7 p.m. and a public reception from 7 to 10 p.m. at RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe Street, and will be on display through February 23. For more information, go to redlineart.org.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Jan. 10. Continues through Feb. 23, 2014